Most recently Facebook already rolling out Facebook News in the US, and now the company is expanding to the UK country as a promise in August 2020, the company will expand Facebook News to other countries including Germany, France, Brazil as well as India in the near future.
Facebook announced new partners for Facebook News, including Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, DC Thomson, Financial Times, Sky News, Telegraph Media Group, Archant, Conde Nast, The Economist, ESI Media, Guardian Media Group, Hearst, Iliffe, JPI Media, Midland News Association, Reach, The Guardian, The Independent, STV, and hundreds of local news sites from Archant, Iliffe, JPI Media, Midlands News Association and Reach as well as lifestyle outlets such as GQ, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Vogue and many more.
With Facebook News, people in the UK can see news tailored to their tastes next to the top headlines and stories of the day. Facebook News delivers timely news digests during global news cycles, showcasing original and definitive reports on the biggest stories.
Key features of Facebook News include:
- Today’s stories chosen by a team of journalists to catch up on the latest news as it breaks throughout the day
- Personalization based on the news you read, share and follow, so you can find new interests and topics from your favorite news outlets or publications you haven’t previously followed, creating a fresh and interesting experience every time
- News sections to dive deeper into business, entertainment, health, science & tech, and sport
- Controls to make sure you see the articles, topics, or publishers you want to see and hide those you don’t.
We’re currently highlighting a collection of COVID-19-specific stories, giving people access to timely and relevant news and information about the pandemic. Facebook News gives people control over the stories they see in the app and the ability to explore news on a wide range of topics from a variety of news outlets. News articles shared by people and pages will continue to appear in News Feed, just as they do today.
Facebook News was built to bring people closer to the stories that impact their lives and the community around them. Our aim is to build on our efforts to sustain great national and local journalism and create more value for publishers.
We’ll continue to learn, listen and improve Facebook News as it rolls out across the UK and into other markets, including France and Germany, where we are in active negotiations with partners. In order to bring Facebook News and other news products that help publishers transition in the digital age to more countries, it is critical that regulatory environments invite this kind of investment and innovation.